01102021-LSTC-01.qxd 9/30/2021 11:44 PM Page 1 c m y b PERRY ON MOTHERHOOD Singer Katy Perry, who welcomed her daughter Daisy with fiancee Orlando Bloom last year, says parenthood has given her a new perspective on life. Perry said, “I never really truly knew about unconditional love. Obviously my mother has that for me, but I didn’t really experience it in the first-person until I had my child...” IANS TRIBUNE Best actress nomination at BIFF Nushrratt Bharuccha starred in the anthology Ajeeb Daastaans earlier this year and got rave reviews for her performance. In the film, she played the role of a house help, a non-glamorous role, very different from what she had done before and proved her mettle as an actress. Now, she has been nominated for the Best Actress award at the Busan International Film ...for India’s first Environmental Film Festival The ambassadors representing the festival include Jackie Shroff and Mrunmayee Deshpande, amongst other leading figures in the industry. Jackie Shroff says, “Let there be more such films from across the globe; everyone is concerned about the environment, let us educate everyone through films...” An ode to valour At the trailer launch of Sardar Udham on Thursday, the cast and crew is upbeat about going back in time and presenting the story of braveheart Sardar Udham Singh Mona W E all know all about our hero who waited 21 years to avenge Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. Now, Sardar Udham Singh’s story is ready for its cinematic outing. What makes it special is that its director Shoojit Sircar waited as many years to tell the story. Vicky Kaushal gets into the shoes of the braveheart, who carried his mission in his heart till he achieved it. “I came to Mumbai to tell this story,” Shoojit shared at the trailer launch on Thursday. He said he patiently waited with a burning desire to tell it, “When I came I knew nobody — no actors or producers, it took this long to put it together,” says Shoojit, who was hugely motivated by Bhagat Singh during his youth. “When I came to Delhi, I got admission at many colleges, but I was so fascinated by Bhagat Singh that I went to Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.” Research took him to Jallianwala Bagh where he got to know more about Udham Singh, and ever since he had been itching to tell it to the rest of the world. “Sardar Udham to me is a dream come true. It took years of indepth research to unearth and share with the world the valiant story of a martyr,” Shoojit says. “The true essence of his bravery lives in the hearts of each and every person in Punjab even today. My aim was to make a film that familiarises the viewers with Udham Singh’s valour. It is my ode to his lionhearted spirit, his fearlessness and sacrifice in the fight for the country’s independence,” says the maker of Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, Piku and October. The film was shot in 2019 before the pandemic sent cinemas packing and now releases on a major OTT platform, just as cinemas are reopening after almost two Actress Alia Bhatt’s much-awaited film Gangubai Kathiawadi is all set to release on the big screen on January 6, 2022. The film also stars Ajay Devgn. IANS CHANDIGARH | FRIDAY | 1 OCTOBER 2021 Jackie is goodwill ambassador Set to take place between October 9th and 17th, All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF) is back in 2021 with a compelling and entertaining line up of environmental films overseen by a distinguished jury and advisory team. The programme includes 44 films, representing a total of 31 countries and showcasing 33 India premieres. The jury includes Michael Snyder, photojournalist and filmmaker, together with Amin Hajee, Anand Patwardhan and Sourav Sarangi. Release date FOR PLAYING MAJOR VIHAAN IN URI, THE PREPARATION WAS MORE PHYSICAL FOR I HAD TO HAVE THE BODY LANGUAGE OF AN ARMY OFFICER, BUT FOR THIS ROLE IT WAS MORE EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL; I HAD TO GO DEEP INTO THE CHARACTER VICKY KAUSHAL, ACTOR years of lull. “Every film has its own destiny. While I haven’t compromised at all with the cinematic quality of the film, it is surely made for cinemas. But now that it’s going on OTT, I don’t have any regrets.” CHALLENGING ROLE Actor Vicky Kaushal, who won applause for the film Uri, says playing this role was a huge responsibility, "Just the thought that someone saw and lived with Jallianwala Bagh massacre is unsettling, and to live with it for 21 years is deeply disturbing even to imagine." He talks about the line by Sardar Udham Singh — I don't feel the pain, but I cannot sleep. And, says how he had sleepless nights while portraying this character. "For playing Major Vihaan in Uri, the preparation was more physical for I had to have the body language of an Army officer, but for this role it was more emotional and mental; I had to go deep into the character." This is one story that needs to be shared not only in India but also across the world, feels team Sardar Udham. (The film releases worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on October 16) c m y b Festival (BIFF) for the film. Nushrratt shares, “Ajeeb Daastaans is one of those films I did purely for myself, purely for the passion I have for films, stories and cinema. Being recognised on a global stage for it is just so overwhelming. I am ecstatic to be nominated by Busan International Film Festival 2021 for its 3rd Asia Contents Awards. So honoured to see my name alongside other talented actors from different countries. This nomination gives me more impetus to follow my calling with renewed fervour to do what I love to do every day.” The actress has an interesting line-up of upcoming projects that include Chhorri, Hurdang, Janhit Mein Jaari, Ram Setu and also an untitled project. Nushrratt Bharuccha
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